My biggest market is the knife makers. I have been getting ahead on inventory offered on my web site. Now is a good time to take a look at fossil mammoth ivory.
I got asked this question on my YouTube about working fossils:
Don't get it wet? Why? People boil horn to shape it. Same collagen base. What's the difference?
I am not a scientist so 'why,' would be an opinion. I do know horn and ivory is not in fact the same material. You could do your own experiments and get it wet, then wonder why it cracked and warped. Or simply believe me.
I have been an ice age fossil hunter since 1972 and have found over a dozen mammoth tusks and hundreds of pounds of Alaska fossils. Here is a place to ask questions, share pictures, and information on identification, preservation, marketing, anything fossil related. Some of my web links fossil information, fossils for sale, mammoth ivory scales I have a book series out which covers a lifestyle of fossil hunting . books I have YouTube videos fossil hunting = finding mammoth skull and how to work mammoth ivory and stabilizing raw fossils